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The Indian advocate. ([Sacred Heart, Okla.]) 1???-1910, December 01, 1905, Image 20

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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE. 384
earthly things might be in danger, he 'hurried to the camp.
Arriving there he found Dark Hair sitting alone by the fire,
gazing moodily into the dying embers. His first question
was, 'Where is the Lily Flover?"She quickly made known to
him the reason of the child's absence. Without a word he
turned and noiselessly quitted the lodge. Outside, he started
in the direction he knew Lily Flower to have taken and, scru
tinizing the snow, soon found the prints of her small mocca
sin. Following these he hastened on led by the presentiment
which the dream had given him. When he was within about
three miles of the settlement, he suddenly noticed an object
lying ahead of him in the snow. His heart seemed for an in
stant to cease pulsating. Could it be his Lily Flower? Ad
vancing farther, he found to his unspeakable anguish that it
was his dear sister. She was numbed and unconscious, but
not yet dead, for she still breathed, though faintly. With great
tenderness he took her in his arms and strode on at a rapid
pace. His strength began to fail him. He could scarcely
proceed, but he must or the child would die. With the ener
gy of despair he pushed on. Soon a small light was seen
glimmering in the distance. He made for it with all the
strength left him and at last reached the home of the Black
Robe. Red Deer immediately advised the priest of his im
minent peril. In a short time the child was restored and upon
opening her eyes, said: "Hurry, holy Fatherfor those cruel
men will come but I suppose you have heard all from
Red Deer. When 1 went to sleep on the snow, I dreamed
that I was in heaven, talking with little Jesus. Oh! how kind
He was to me. I wish 1 were up there with Him, but I
could not be happy if I were separated from my darling bro
ther." As soon as Li'.y Flower was sufficiently recovered,
the Black Robe, placing in a valise the articles necessary
for the celebration of Mass, and directing the two to follow
him, headed for the river, where he had a small canoe.
When they were within a hundred yards of the water, the
fierce yejl of the Iroquois rang out on the still night air, and

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